CraigBurgess' Rating of Memento

Craig's Review of Memento

5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes


Memento could not have been scripted with more skill nor have been blessed with a better cast. It's a brilliant film. And I mean no disrespect to the able actors who were up for Academy Awards in 2001, but why wasn't Guy Pearce nominated for Best Actor? Where were all of Memento's nominations? Best Movie of the Year? Best Supporting Actor (Joe Pantoliano?) Best Actress (Carrie-Anne Moss?) Memento didn't even win Best Film Editing or Best Original Screenplay, and it was actually up for those awards! Fortunately, I can alleviate this oversight by spreading the word...this movie is a must-see for any film buff. The script reads like a classic film-noir whodunit. This strange mixture of mystery and chaos are a result of the protagonist's unique shortcomings. Other movies may have won all the statues, but this film will be remembered long after some of those other titles are only a fading memory.